'Dark Theme' Contact and Calendar apps now available for sideloading

By Bla1ze on 7 Sep 2013 12:37 am
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If you're among those who want the 'dark theme' back on your Q10 or available for your Z10, you now have the option of making that happen thanks to some files from the Berry Leaks team. There is a few small caveats that you'll want to pay attention to though, like the fact you need to be on specific OS' and you'll need to sideload the files but overall, that's pretty minor stuff if you're really wanting the dark theme options for your contacts and calendar. 

You'll want to hit up the CrackBerry Forums for the full details on which OS' and devices are supported and if you're not really feeling going through the sideloading process, remember this option of theme choice will be coming to a later BlackBerry 10 OS revision. Also keep in mind these files, while taken from a BlackBerry 10 OS, are not really official so you're loading these files at your own risk.

Bad things can happen, if you're not down with that then best to skip this.

Discuss more and download in the CrackBerry Forums

75 comments

jlfarias

Niiiiice

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Anonymous23400

Niiiiice that the dark theme is available or niiiiiice because you are first? Lol

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jlfarias

Well...both? jeje.... It'll be nicer if we had 10.2 official release....

BB Adict

That is already a feature of my Q

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

Anonymous2039

Not on the 10.1 MR it's not.

--Q10 and Canadian all the way!

sebstarr

I want I want! But scared to mess up my Z. Been running buttery smooth since day 1

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Notcho

I wouldn't get it. Crackberry just took down some dude post, sounded a little upset.

Sent from The Legendary Zed10

sebstarr

Thanks. Will wait :)

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stooy leown

The files are perfectly fine.

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dalight13

Working great on 10.2.0.1323

Bikram Kochar

I think its not needed... rather some theme app shd b available for bb10..

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Cylon69

I can't wait for the official 10.2!!!!! Bring it asap!!!

SWAT-ron2k11

Is it just me or does that Q10 Picture look so sexy lol... The Green and Black

RP Singh

They're bringing sexy Black. Yeah !

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

seanwplandry

Can not wait for the official release of this update. I don't trust myself enough to download the leaked version. I am good at some things when it comes to smartphones however side loading is not one of them

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Mel25

Lol you doing yourself a disservice. Side loading app is so easy!! If it wasn't for side loading I wouldn't even have Pnc banking app. I love it!!

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darkehawke

Side loading has risks and isn't for everyone. If someone would rather not do it do not try and convince otherwise.

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extisis

Ok? Are you the morality police?

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rayzian

what risk is there in side loading? the app not working? lol huge risk there

dannyd86

Yah there is zero risk. Give it a shot, if you fail the app won't work and you continue business as usual.

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Bacon Munchers

Bla1ze:

I really want this dark theme to be a true 'theme'. Do you know if the official ver. Will offer this for other native apps, like reminder,etc.??

Kris Simundson

BBM, SMS, Contacts and Calendar are only confirmed apps as of right now

TIMSHULL

So why did they get rid of it on the Q?

CJH_

Some people didn't like the "lack of visibility" in the calendar so BlackBerry changed it.
While totally forgetting the dark theme was chosen on the Q10 for technical reasons - the main one being improved battery life as the Q10 uses an AMOLED screen which doesn't draw power to "light up" black pixels.

The dark theme needs to be universal on the Q10 though.

Hilton_K

Wouldn't say they forgot about it. I'd say they got a bit of feedback from the corporate world and changed it to suit.

I can see why some people would want the white theme.

The error BlackBerry had was not making it an option and forcing it out during the last update, lucky they listened again and will include it.

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darkehawke

Same old BlackBerry. Always learning late in the game

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RP Singh

Always learning!

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

kvxn

I prefer dark theme rather than white one :)

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andryantoadi

Doesn't work for me on both contact and calendar.... still white

100-1 10.2.0.1521

Posted via CB10

Sayumi Whisp

I like the dark theme, but the problem is with the z10 I try to reduce the backlight to the min..
And with low lights, the black themes are not always good to read :(

I will try it, when it comes with the next 1.2 leak. :)

Best Greetings

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snsaeed

It's amazing

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stevobbm

calender works but contacts won't work, i change to dark, restart and it reverts to light.
Z10
STL100-2
10.2.0.1047

thanks.

Stwutter

Same as a lot of others - contacts just reverts back to light theme after changing on my 10.2.0.1443.

Calendar looks great tho!

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guru00005

If I do this then will my BBM also be black.. as I have white BBM on my z10

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rokphish

Works great! Thank you so much!!

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cyberjunkie1

On 1047 and it seems that contacts doesn't want to keep settings. Tried hard reset and soft reset. Calendar works with no issues.

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darkehawke

My contacts work fine. I just set it and long pressed to close the active frame. I gather it's hit and miss though

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wkadara

Worked like charm.... Z10 SLT-1

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rngeek

I just loaded the two bar files and loving the dark theme on my Z10 running Z10STL100-4/10.2.0.1443

07thking

Thanks Blaze! On it now!

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2subdue

Nice but I'll wait for next update.

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andreirad

Great ! Installed no problems using DDPB. Contacts and calendar looks so nice. Thank you guys!

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PALeafs67

Black theme looks amazing it's berrycool!!! Special THX!!

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Sparro

Love the dark theme. Thanks guys! Now we need CrackBerry Kevin to commission a Dark Theme for the Z10 CrackBerry app

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Dstokes06

Loaded it up on my Z10 STL100-3 Running 10.2.0.1371 works for my calendar not for my contacts tho but of course it's been said these bar files work for specific OS's so I'm cool with that!

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mohammed al otaibi

It's better when the z10 and Q5 can change to dark theme

Using BlackBerry Q5

medo_tech11

What's the color of the BBM?

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lgfaver

What about the white theme for q10 users?

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jamesharmeling

Dark theme rocks. I prefer it greatly over the white. Makes it easier to leave the brightness at 100% and it just looks awesome. Easier on the eyes too.

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Arjun Sahota

Loaded on my Q10 running 10.2.0.1047, works flawlessly and beautifully

Posted via SQN100-3 10.2.0.1047

gquan14

Z10STL100-3/10.2.0.1047, Calendar dark theme. Contacts resets to white after app reset, phone restart, power off/on. Oh wells still happy with options.

*sent from a tiny keyboard

tonyron227

Works on my calendar app but not the contacts...I'm running 1425/1372 hybrid from wu-wei

Gotwake424

,dz.+q

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Patrick Scully

They going to make a dark theme for BlackBerry HUB?

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Arabianhorse

Same here. Calendar great. Contacts do not save.

Posted via White Z10 running 10.2.0.xxxx Hybrid

AriUncut

Calendar looks great. The contacts doesn't work. The dark option won stick after a reset (app reset, volume button reset & battery pull). Nonetheless very content with the leak, hopefully they come with a complete dark theme

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swavenation

I fixed the issue with the contacts theme by doing a security wipe AFTER i updated my OS to 10.2.0.1443. If you want to restore your data in blackberry link ,you should only restore your application data(i restore my media data after because i backup my media in a folder) DO NOT RESTORE YOUR "SETTINGS" IF YOU WANT CONTACTS IN BLACK THEME.. it screwed up my theme when i restored my settings, thats the sacrifice you have to make.

jsille

Almost biting my nails due to waiting of 10.2 pleaseeee!

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MichaelBHamann

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Gene Ellison

Been waiting on this one...

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LoGGo

Working on Z10STL100-1/10.2.0.1521

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Winston Loh

Hope the official release will be out soon.... cheers...

Raphael Tokmakjian

Cant wait for the damn official update!

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mkmilan

Hypercorrection re "os'": for plural of words ending in "s" add "es"; an apostrophe is used for possesive, I.e. "the Jones' house is for sale"

abemin

Worked only for calendar.not the contact. I don't know why. :/

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Chase_Manley

Is anyone else pissed that the sms on the 10.2 is white? Any idea if you can change it back?

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paulomurteira

Dark theme is the best ever.